According to multiple reports, the Milwaukee Bucks are boycotting Game 5 of their first round playoff series.
Once again, a Black man — Jacob Blake — was shot by the police. In front of his children. It makes me sick.
Is this the country we want to be?
Needless violence won’t heal us. We need to end the violence — and peacefully come together to demand justice. pic.twitter.com/WdNqrxA3PK
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 26, 2020
Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews, NBA officials have gone into the Milwaukee locker room,
Tipoff was scheduled for 4pm eastern time.
Their opponent, the Orlando magic were taking shots pregame while the Bucks side of the court was empty.
No Milwaukee Bucks or Orlando Magic players took the court for the start of Game 5. pic.twitter.com/5MYZ85MjWP
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 26, 2020
Bucks Guard George Hill had said during a presser he felt helpless being in Orlando, and wished the team had never even gone to the bubble amid the Blake shooting.
UPDATE: CNN is now reporting all NBA playoff games have been postponed in wake of anger of the Jacob Blake shooting.